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Hamburg/Durban
May 04, 2010

Skytanking Calulo Starts Aviation Fuelling Operations at New King Shaka International Airport

Skytanking Calulo has started aviation fuelling operations in Durban, South Africa at the new King Shaka International Airport, which opened in the early hours of 1st May. Skytanking Calulo (Pty) Limited is the operator of the aviation fuel hydrant and storage system for the airport, as well as the into-plane fuelling service.

Skytanking Calulo, which is a joint venture between Skytanking Holding GmbH and South African company Oiltanking Calulo (Pty) Limited, was awarded the six year contract by Airports Company South Africa (ACSA) in September last year following a public tender. The tender ranked bidders on technical competence in aviation fuelling and the proposed cost of providing fuelling services.

The fuel facility at King Shaka International Airport was built by ACSA and comprises 6,000 cubic meters of fuel storage, 8 kilometres of underground hydrant system with 41 fuelling pits, a fuel depot for into-plane operations and a road fuel station for airport vehicles. Skytanking Calulo has invested in six new into-plane fuelling vehicles to fuel the 80-100 flights that are expected every
day.


Skytanking is a subsidiary of Marquard & Bahls AG of Germany, a leading independent petroleum company, and is active in all fields of aviation fuelling. Skytanking handles 9 billion litres of aviation fuel and fuels 830,000 aircraft per year. Skytanking provides a full range of services including building, owning and operating aviation fuel facilities and providing into-plane services to airlines, airports and oil companies. The company operates at 27 airports in Europe, the USA, Africa and Asia.   www.skytanking.com

Calulo is a black owned group of companies comprising petroleum and chemicals investments and specialist logistics services. It is presently partnering Oiltanking in the terminals arena and Skytanking in the aviation refuelling arena within Southern Africa.   www.calulo.co.za

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